Support the teachers of Candlelight School
As most children are orphans or very poor families, they are not able to pay their school fees. The teacher's monthly salary isonly $116, which is low, but the teachers are committed to educate these needy children and therefore accept this low salary.
You can help in various ways:
- Sponsor a specific teacher for only $100 per month (the rest of their $116 salary is covered from school fees)
- Make a general donation to cover teacher salaries. Any donation is appreciated.
To make your donation, which is tax-deductible, click here.
My name is Mr. Hosea LLemo, I am 27 years old. I grew up in a slum village called Bikeke, with both parents but very poor background. We are eight in my famiy, I went to a primary school called Misemwa, after that I joined a high school called St. Mark's Boy's cherengany, which is in Rift valley part of Kenya. During my life in high school, I encountered many challenges in life, both parents were not working. It forced me to start working as ashamba boy (working in a farm) so that I could get little money to continue with my education. After high school, I stayed at home for more than two years, then later I decided to come to Nairobi to look for a job so that I maybe able to help my needy /poor parents. With God's grace I met very good bishop Fred Afwai and madam Alice who helped me a lot to get a chance in a teacher training college. I joined the AYA Teacher's Training college in the year 2011 and graduated in the year 2012 with a distinction.
I got an opportunity to join Candlelight school in the year 2012, where currently I am working as the headmaster of the school, I handle Mathematics, English and Social studies in grade 4,7 and 8, my hobbies are playing football, reading novels and reading the Bible. I am married to one wife and God has blessed us with a boy child called Paul.
Am Teacher Nancy, aged 33 years. I am an African Luhyia lady who grew up in a village called Cheptant in Nandi District. I went to Banja primary school where I completed my primary education. I later joined Kaimos friends secondary school. After my O level I joined computer college in Kakamega. Thereafter I decided to joined Teacher's training college called AYA for my p1 certificate in the year 2012.
I started working at Candlelight school in the year 2016. I handle grade 5, 6 and 8, Mathematics, Kiswahili and science. I am interested in assisting an orphan African child to achieve his/ her goals. My hobbies are watching movies, singing in a choir and travelling.
I grew up in Homa-Bay county in Rongwe village. I went to Ragwe primary school where I sat for my KCPE exams, by the help of the guardian my grandmother, because my mother left home due to loneliness.
I went to high school in Ringo kamenji mixed secondary school, I did my final exam in form four in 2013, later I joined Teacher's Training college called Halisi, for p1 course in 2015. I am 26 years old married with one child, my hobbies are playing football, reading novels and singing gospel songs. I am handling Mathematics, English and Christian religious education.
I am teacher Brian Aluor, age of 23 years old. I went to Lusui primary school, back in Ivonda village that is in western region of Kenya. I joined Mbale high school and passed my exams very well, I am still taking my certificate in the Teacher's Training college. I am a Christian raised up by my grandparents in Lusome village, my grandmother was just depending on the products from the farm so that they can help me to get education,
I joined Candlelight School in 2017. I handle Mathematics, English and Social studies, my hobbies are reading a bible, reading novels and playing football.
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I am teacher Salome Sen, I am 27 years old, I was raised by both parents. I grew up in a slum called Majengo in Rift valley county and later joined primary school called St. Peter school, later I joined secondary school Ole Tips girls. I joined Teacher's Training College called AYA (Alliance for Youlth Achievement) in the year 2008,and later I started teaching at Candlelight school. I handle grade 4,5 and 6. I am married and have 2 kids.
My name is Rose, I am 26 years old. I started my primary education in the year 1997 and completed in year 2004 and later joined secondary education in year 2005, I used to live with with both parents but in the year 2009 my mother passed on. I grew up in the slum area called Matopeni in Nairobi county, I joined Teaching training college of Early childhood education, I handle pre-school. My hobbies are reading the bible, watching movies and singing gospel songs.
I am teacher Rosemary, I am 24 years old. I grew up in Kamgoma village that is in Nyanza. I studied at Kandienge primary school then I joined Samanga secondary school, where I did my form four in 2005. I proceeded to St. Paul's for Teachers training college, to pass for my certificate course... I am an orphan, and I am married with 3 children, I handle Mathematics, English, Science, Social studies and English. My hobbies are reading novels, watching movies and singing songs.
I am teacher Ganerose Ireri. am 43 years old. I am a single mother of two children. I grew up in a poor family in a village called Siheya in Nyeri county. I went to primary school in the same village, and also joined the same secondary school where I finished my form four. Later I joined Early childhood education for my certificate course. My hobbies are singing gospel songs, helping the needy and reading the Bible.
I am teacher Phillies, aged 33 years old. I grew up in a village called Chianga in Kiambu county. I went to a primary school called Kiamunya and later joined secondary in the same Institution. I was raised up by a single parent because I lost my mother when I was at a tender age. Through a good Samaritan, I joined Teacher's Training college for my Early childhood education certificate course, and diploma. I joined Candlelight school in 2015 and now am handling grade 1. My hobbies are playing netball, reading bible, and singing.
I am teacher Shirlyne, a lady aged 22 years old. I grew up in a place called Lumumba near Jericho market in Nairobi county, I went to Dr Craft missionary school, and later joined Mukingi secondary school in Izava north Vihiga county, later I joined Joy Riera education center for Early childhood education for certificate course.
I was raised up by both my parents. In the year 2015, I joined Candlelight School where I am working up to date. I am handling Mathematics, English, Science, Social studies and Christian religion education. My hobbies are listening to music, travelling and reading novels.
My name is Mathew Magaiwa, I am 34 years old, married man with one wife and two children. I grew up in hardship and indeed in a needy family of over ten children at motel village Kuria west district, Migori county.
I attended Moheto and Iraga primary school. I later joined Kubwege mixed secondary school for my 'O' level education. During this period several fundraising had to be conducted to and/or in aid of my high school fees. A situation that would severally see me not of school and thereby missing classes. This situation virtually threatened completion of my high school studies, but fortunately God made it possible for me to eventually complete, leaving a huge and an outstanding fee balance. Thanks to the Almighty God. Later I joined for my college education and trained in primary Teachers Education (P.T.E) at Alliance for Youth Achievement (A.Y.A) after 2 years training, I graduated with a distinction P1 certificate.
Since I had the passion and love for teaching, I applied for the same at Candlelight School in the year 2009, where I am still serving as a teacher, handling Kiswahili and English languages from grade four to grade eight. My hobbies are reading novels, newspapers, listening to music, making friends, visiting the sick and helping the needy.
My name is Mr. Brian Isalambo, I am 27 years old. I went to Shina primary school and completed my KCPE in the year 2005, later I joined St.Joseph's secondary school in Malimali village in 2006.
My high school education was difficult because due to lack of school fees, I used to stay at home every month because my parents were not in position to raise even a shilling. In 2010 I went to Nairobi to look for a job, but life become harder and harder every day. God did a miracle through Bishop Afwai and madam Alice, they heard about my story and decided to help me in my studies. I joined Teachers Training college called Alliance for youth Achievement (AYA) for my certificate course, later I joined Candlelight School, where I am glad to help the youngsters maintain hope in them. I have been teaching in Candlelight for more than 5 years. My hobbies are listening to music, love physical fitness, reading inspiration books like bibles and novels. I handle Mathematics, English and science in grade 4,6 and 8. I am married and I was blessed with a baby last month.
I am Rose Atetwe, the school secretary of Candlelight School. I am 33 years old. I grew up in a village called Kakuku in Machakos county. I went to Kakuku primary. After my grade 8, life at Home was very terrible; I grew up in a poor family of 8 children, 2 boys and 6 girls. My parents were not in a position to support us in high school, I stayed at home for about 3 years due to lack of school, but when I came to Nairobi, I met with a good Samaritan Bishop Fred Afwai who stood with me and paid for my high school fees. I joined a secondary school called Racecourse secondary school in Kayole division Embakasi Nairobi county. After my form four level, I got an opportunity to work in Candlelight School. I started working in candlelight in the year 2013, my work is to keep pupil's record and also involve them in guiding and counseling session at school. My hobbies are, reading Bible, watching Christian movies. I am also a leader in the Church, and involved in singing in the church. I am married to a pastor called Philip Atetwe, we are blessed with one baby girl.
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